Trinity BirthPlace Awards and Honors
Trinity Bettendorf named one of America's best hospitals to have a baby
UnityPoint Health - Trinity has received the 2015 Women's Choice Award® as an America's Best Hospitals for Obstetrics. This evidence-based designation is the only award that identifies the country's best healthcare institutions based on robust criteria that consider female patient satisfaction, clinical excellence, and what women say they want from a hospital.
The list of over 350 award winners represents hospitals, including UnityPoint Health -Trinity Bettendorf that women can feel confident in choosing for their maternity needs.
"Our recognition as one of America's Best Hospitals for Obstetrics is a testament to the dedication of the clinical and medical staff to provide high quality care and service for our mothers-to-be," said Rick Seidler, President and CEO of Trinity. "We are very pleased and proud to be recognized with this outstanding honor."
Since opening in February 2004, Trinity Bettendorf BirthPlace experienced significant growth with 131 births per year to an all-time high of 796 in 2014. Additionally, the BirthPlace earned a Level II Neonatal Special Care Unit (NSCU) designation in 2013, meaning that the hospital can keep families together with its ability to care for even younger babies than before without having to transfer them to another facility. Trinity re-vamped its neonatal care team to include three neonatologists and two neonatology nurse practitioners experienced in providing high-level, specialized care to premature babies.
And to top off the year, in 2014, Trinity Bettendorf was named one of America's 100 Top Hospitals® by Truven Health Analytics.
"New moms have many choices when it comes to obstetrics. Now they can make informed decisions based on the recommendations of other moms who have experienced that hospital first hand," said Delia Passi, CEO and Founder of the Women's Choice Award, and former publisher of Working Woman and Working Mother magazines. "Most importantly, when a woman sees the Women's Choice Award at her local hospital, she'll know the hospital values her experience as a critical component of care for her and her loved ones," added Passi.
The America's Best Hospitals for Obstetrics scoring process is unique in that it is the only national list that focuses on female patient satisfaction. Only the hospitals who qualify for this highly selective designation provide the highest level of obstetric services based on their exceptional scores for patient recommendation, as provided by data reported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) surveys, as well as an analysis that weighs criteria identified as the most important to women for patient satisfaction, including early elective deliveries.